X-mas = new computer

For X-mas I would like a new computer and therefore, I will built myself one. Don't we all want a new computer for X-mas?!

My Spec: AMD base system
CPU and Board:XP 1700 and Abit KR7A---->$318
comment- XP 1700 is the best price for CPU and Abit is quality and come W/Fan Volconao 5

Case: Antec SX1040 Full Tower 400w----->$109
comment- Plenty of power and Upgradeable

Video Card: Gainward Geforce 2 Pro----->$117
Video Card: MSI Geforce 2 Ti Titanium-->$114
comment-Both 64 DDR W/TV-out; question is which one is better and what is the difference between the two.

Sound Card: Philips Acoustic Edge5.1--->$69
comment-Want a good and decent price for a sound card

RAM: 256 meg of DDR ram---------------->$53
comment-At Crucial.com included free S/H

CD/CDR Drive: Use existing------------->$0
comment-Already have CD-ROM & Plextor 24/10/40A

DVD Drive: Maybe in the future--------->?

Hard-Drive: Use existing--------------->$0
comment- Using Western Digital 40 gig 7200 rpm

Monitor: Use existing------------------>$0
comment- Using 14" monitor :-( Will upgrade to 17" LCD when more money is available

Total W/Shipping & Handling------------>$705 + or - $10

This is a substantial performance gain for me, since all this time I been using Celeron 300A. Since 1998; but because I wanted to do some video encoding/editing I needed a more powerful system. In additional, I would like to learn/play with 3D program such as Maya, 3D Studio Max and Lightwave.

Please feel free to comment on my future system.
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  1. You asked for it, no but really sounds really good !

    However, about the LCD minitor better check the post concerning this under the CPU section !

  2. You'll probably also want a better video card, if you're going to be doing lots of 3D work.

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